Over the years, many have tried to turn Facebook into a dating app by sending unsolicited nude photos through Messenger, hitting on folks in photo comments and generally stalking people’s pages. Maybe that gave the social media mega-site a hint because now they’ve introduced Facebook Dating. Want to know how to score a date using this new service? Here’s what you need to know.
Facebook Dating isn’t a separate app, it’s built right into the site. If you have a
First, go to the Facebook app, tap on the menu icon in the upper right side of the screen and tap on Dating. (If you don’t see the Dating option, you’ll probably need to tap the See More option.) Then, you’ll be taken to the dating section of
From there, Facebook will automatically generate a dating profile for you by skimming your non-dating profile. You can then adjust the profile to exactly how you want it by removing things, adding photos and adding posts from your Instagram by tapping on Preview Profile option. When you’re satisfied, click Done.
Now, Facebook will start sending you matches. This process can take several days. Don’t worry,
To start up a conversation with one of your matches, tap their profile photo and the option to type a message will appear. When you’re done typing a witty introduction, tap the arrow icon to send the message. Messages can be accessed by tapping the Conversations button at the top of the feed screen.
Want to match up with people that have the same interests as you? Go to the menu and tap Suggestions From Your Events or Suggestions From Your Groups, then tap on a event or group, slide the button next to it and tap See Suggested Matches.
Got a crush on someone and want to use Facebook to help you meet up? The Secret Crush feature lets you add up to nine of your
To add a Secret Crush:
- Go to the menu
- Tap Go to Secret Crush
- Tap Got It
- Tap the + icon
- Search for your crush’s name and add them by tapping the + icon next to their name
If you’ve found the love of your life, or are just having second thoughts about using Facebook as your Cupid, deleting your dating profile is easy and won’t affect your other profile. Go to Dating in the
Can’t find Facebook Dating? You may not have it yet. It is currently available in the U.S., Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
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